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Steve McCurry
BOY IN MID-FLIGHT, JODHPUR, INDIA
Estimate
20,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT
68
Steve McCurry
BOY IN MID-FLIGHT, JODHPUR, INDIA
Estimate
20,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art

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New York

Steve McCurry
B. 1950
BOY IN MID-FLIGHT, JODHPUR, INDIA
Signed 'Steve McCurry' on reverse
Edition 19/30
C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archival Paper
Sheet size: 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.); Image size: 25 ⅛ x 37 ⅞ in. (63.8 x 96.2 cm.)
Printed in 2007
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist in 2013 

Catalogue Note

In this breathtaking scene, Steve McCurry has captured the hidden-depths of the mystical city of Jodhpur. McCurry photographed the famous blue city on multiple occasions, most typically through close-up scenes within its narrow streets. The blue buildings of Jodhpur are often associated with Lord Shiva and his Brahmin followers, who believe that the color is sacred. Other theories attribute it to the presence of copper-sulphate in the original white paint of the buildings, or to the indigo trade around Jodhpur during the colonial period. Whilst the exact reason behind the blue of Jodhpur remains unclear, the awe-inspiring appearance of this city is undeniable.

In McCurry’s photograph, the blue walls are covered with red hand-prints, often placed after animals are sacrificed during religious ceremonies and believed to ward off evil spirits.The fleeing mysterious boy and implausible perspective of the cities hidden streets, all serve to render this composition as an other-worldly paradise. 

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art

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New York